me? and i think i would probably prepare a couple of different pitches depending on time, setting, and who i'm dealing with. - a lot of people would say, "ok, i should say something compelling. i just don't think there's anything compelling about my story." - i don't think you should get caught up in that. everybody is unique. if you really hone in and practice on "what am i looking for? why do i want that?" and then think about "how can i convey my personality in the most sincere form?," you will be compelling, you will be you. i think that's what people want to see. - you know, marilyn, you can use these in, i think, all kinds of social settings, too. - i totally agree. i totally agree. in the elevator pitch, in an interview, when you are networking, when you meet new people. heck, to make your friends you could use an elevator pitch. - all right, i will work on mine. marilyn bird from robert half, thanks so much. - thank you. still ahead, what the uptick in pickups says about the economy. that's next.